Feeling down is a very normal reaction to certain life events. Sometimes we can also feel down and we don’t know why. Often these feelings don’t last or we are able to deal with them. Sometimes however, these feelings can continue and we are unable to stop feeling this way.

In these instances it can often be helpful to talk to someone. Friends and family can be a good source of support but there are times when you might feel you need to speak with somebody from outside of these groups.

People in UCD who you can talk to about these issues are listed below:
Student Advisers
Chaplains
SU Welfare Officer
UCD Counselling Service

*If you are thinking of suicide and need urgent help please contact Samaritans on 116 123. If on campus you can also call UCD Estate Services 01 716 7999

Links to Relevant UCD Policies:
UCD Policy on Extenuating Circumstances
UCD Mental Health Policy

Help outside UCD
Samaritans Tel: 116 123 (Free phone)
Walk in My Shoes Helpline
The Walk in My Shoes Helpline for 18-25 year olds is a confidential telephone and email service staffed by experienced mental health professionals Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm with an answering and call-back facility outside hours. You can contact the Walk in My Shoes Helpline service by calling 01 249 3555, or email .

More information:
Reach Out (Information on a range of issues relevant to 16-25year olds)